9.5.1. Other Permitted Bingo Games

9.5.1 (A) Super Ball Bingo

Super Ball Bingo is a Regular Bingo game where the prize value is based on a dollar amount multiplied by the number called from a designated ball.

Super Ball Bingo may only be licensed if:

  1. the prize value is based on an amount multiplied by a number drawn and called before the game starts; or
  2. before the game starts, the caller announces:

» a minimum and maximum potential prize payout, and

» the rules for determining the prize (for example, an amount multiplied by the last or first number called).

9.5.1 (B) “Pay as you play” bingo

“Pay as you play” bingo (or “walk-in” bingo) refers to a way of playing bingo, rather than a specific type of game. At “pay as you play” bingo, patrons purchase bingo paper for only the games they wish to play and are not required to buy bingo paper for the whole event.

“Pay as you play” bingo games may be licensed, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The bingo games must be conducted and managed according to a structured game schedule that includes a cap on the prizes to be awarded for each game.
  2. The licensee must set up internal financial controls to reconcile all the transactions involved in the conduct of the bingo event.

The licensing authority must review each proposal to determine that there is proper accountability in the operation of the bingo event. Each proposal must include:

  • a detailed game schedule with a breakdown of all the different games and the payouts for each game;
  • details on how the bingo paper will be sold;
  • detailed procedures on how transactions will be reconciled; and
  • detailed procedures on how prize payouts are determined.


The following types of bingo games must not be licensed:

  1. Games commonly known as “pick a bingo” or “do it yourself bingo,” where players may determine or pick the numbers on their game cards.
  2. Games commonly known as “king and queen,” which use a wild number or any number that is not called by random selection.
  3. Speed Ball Bingo games where the last digit of a number drawn before the start of a game, for example 8, is used as a wild-card number, in any combination such as 8, 18, 28, and so on, on all bingo cards for that game.
  4. Games where either the exact prize or the maximum prize potential (prize range) is not known and cannot be announced before the game is played, except for Super Ball Bingo.